UPDATE at bottom of post.
Every single Dallas Cowboys fan in the world held their collective breath on Saturday night when all-world guard Zack Martin went down with what was described as a left knee injury.
The standard NFL procedure unfolded. Zack went into the pop-up blue tent on the Cowboys sideline, but he then headed to the locker room which caused a bit of a panic. Martin re-emerged on the sidelines in the middle of the fourth quarter while wearing street clothes, and he was even laughing with his teammates.
I think it'd be a mistake to try to infer an injury update from 500 feet away. But Zack Martin is standing up, watching the game and chatting with the other O-Linemen. That seems like a good sign.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 19, 2018
We have no idea what the severity of Zack’s injury is, but we know what’s coming next. Hold your breath because Zack Martin is officially scheduled to undergo an MRI.
Cowboys’ Pro-Bowl guard Zack Martin, who injured his knee tonight, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday morning, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2018
It goes without saying that this isn’t necessarily proof of anything, but one of the more popular NFL doctors on Twitter offered his opinion on Zack based on what happened throughout the game and broadcast. He seems optimistic.
Better sign for contusion is he doesn't seem to have a brace on. https://t.co/Vq21nLyWOn— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) August 19, 2018
Here’s hoping the best for Zack and for positive results on Sunday.
UPDATE: He is a little something positive on Martin.
Jerry Jones said first prognosis of RG Zack Martin's knee injury is positive. MRI coming Sunday: "We’re very positive how it impacts the rest of camp, but we’ll see more after we have a chance to look at it. What we’ve seen I’ll sleep good tonight."— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 19, 2018
UPDATE: 12:42am ET
ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that one source has said Zack Martin may have suffered a hyperextended left knee. This is the first specifying of anything we have heard.